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Amidst the Opioid-Epidemic Storm: Reflections of a Non-Opioid Anesthesiologist

By David J Samuels, MD, Facility Medical Director TeamHealth Anesthesiology, Select Physicians Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida. In 2016, Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, sent a letter to every physician in the United States enlisting our commitment to help end the opioid epidemic. He stated that the crisis was born from a “path of good intentions.”...

And the 2018 Share Happiness Winners Are…

TeamHealth just wrapped up our Share Happiness contest and want to thank all the physicians and advanced practice clinicians who shared their stories of what brings them joy! All physicians and APCs were eligible to participate by sharing a picture and story of how they like to share happiness. From hiking your favorite trails, to...

Telemedicine: No Longer Just for The Jetsons

by Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care For those who remember The Jetsons, talking to another person via a computer screen seemed so out of reach and farfetched. (For those who don’t, you can Google it). Now, I FaceTime my kids whenever I’m out of town and it’s the norm. Last month, I had the...

TeamHealth Kicks Off 2018 Share Happiness Contest

How do you #ShareHappiness? From hiking your favorite trails, to cooking your favorite meals or spending quality time with loved ones – we want to know what brings you happiness. We’re kicking off our Share Happiness contest for physicians and advanced practice clinicians and we want to know what makes you happy. All physicians and...

Just One Shift

by Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care Because TeamHealth clinicians are seeing patients, we all have a vested interest in making TeamHealth as reputable and healthy as possible. Consider some navigational math: if you veer by only one degree in a flight plan across the world, you will wind up more than 500 miles off...

Amidst the Opioid-Epidemic Storm: Reflections of a Non-Opioid Anesthesiologist

By David J Samuels, MD, Facility Medical Director TeamHealth Anesthesiology, Select Physicians Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida. In 2016, Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, sent a letter to every physician in the United States enlisting our commitment to help end the opioid epidemic. He stated that the crisis was born from a “path of good intentions.”...

Let’s LEAD! Part 2

Today’s blog is part two of a series with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development, on what clinicians can expect when attending TeamHealth’s leadership training. TeamHealth: Dr. Strauss, thank you for sharing more information about TeamHealth’s Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) program. In Let’s LEAD: Part 1 you referred to several training...

Let’s LEAD! Part 1

Recently, we spoke with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development. He has substantial responsibility for orienting and training TeamHealth clinical leaders. Beyond that, Dr. Strauss developed and conducts the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) ED Directors Academy, a four-phase curriculum to develop and coach physician leaders. Additionally, Dr. Strauss is chief...

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

The statistics are alarming—every day an estimated 91 people die in America due to opioid overdose and an estimated 1,000 more are treated in America’s emergency rooms. As the opioid crisis escalates and the human and societal impact mounts, hospitals and physicians alike are increasingly looking for ways to help patients manage pain throughout their...

Skilled Clinical Leader, Engaged Clinicians, Great Patient Outcomes

By Rohit Uppal, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospitalist Services For TeamHealth leaders, recent weeks have been a time of intense focus on the issues of leadership development and clinician engagement. We invest considerable resources into leadership development, and clinician engagement is one of our top strategic priorities and is always an area of focus....

It’s National Mental Health Month

By Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, National Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Post-Acute Care, TeamHealth Are you hotheaded, irritated and generally affected by the myriad of annoyances that pop up on a daily basis? Has it been this way for a while? Are your relationships starting to falter? Is your work life starting to...

Spring Cleaning

By Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care Because I’m in Buffalo where we are under a winter storm warning with up to six inches of snow as of this April 18 authorship, I say “spring” with a chilled sarcasm. However, let this time of year be a reminder and prompt to start readying ourselves and...

If You’ve Seen One Flu Season..

By Dr. David E. Hogan DO MPH FACEP Director TeamHealth National Academic Consortium Director of Education TeamHealth West Group There’s an old adage “if you’ve seen one flu season, you’ve seen one flu season.” After years of working in the Emergency Department, most of us will attest to the truth of that saying. The data...

Lives are saved every day, and often times, in simple conversation.

By Dr. Hamad Husainy, DO I chose this profession and specialty because life is dynamic. Many of our patients wake up not realizing something adverse will happen to them that day. I have been granted the privilege of being there to combat the medical and social issues the community encounters. I find that as a...

Hospital Medicine – Now an International Specialty

By Ron Greeno, MD, Senior Advisor for Medical Affairs, President of the Society of Hospital Medicine This past fall, I was asked to speak at a conference for Japanese hospitalists in Tokyo. They wanted me to speak about the evolution of the hospitalist model in the United States and to begin conversations about getting support...